Photography has never been a solitary experience. From the moment you press the shutter button to the moment you share the photo, photography is about capturing and creating memories and connections with other people. With the creation and mass adoption of Instagram, whole communities have popped up devoted to being a part of what Instagrammer @RaviVora calls the Instagram Generation.

During an Instameet in Santa Monica, California, Vora filmed the above mini-documentary. Instagram, Vora argues, is the most personal of all the social networks. It provides a window into the lives and minds of each user. Lori writes:

While technology interfaces for us, and our virtual lives overtake our analog existence, the ironically titled social media encourages isolation over real interpersonal communication. One social media outlet seems to contradict this notion, however. Welcome to an Instagram Generation.

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Monica is a book hoarder and gets overexcited about community-driven marketing. She lives in New York City and dreams of a day when a landlord will let her have a cat.

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